Summer is here again, and it’s out with the old and in with the new! This year’s summer interior design trends are fun, whimsical, and playful; there are a lot of mixed materials and plenty of color involved. This is a great time to get all of that late “spring cleaning” out of the way to make room for any new additions. Nothing feels better than starting out a new season with a clean home!
Here are our picks for this year’s summer design trends.
Bright, clean whites
Summer is the perfect time to de-clutter and air out your space, which is why white is always so popular during the warmer months. When the weather turns warmer and the days become longer, people tend to clean out their homes, reduce the clutter, and gravitate toward bright, white spaces. An all-white color palette is crisp, clean and refreshing. Kitchens and bathrooms always work well in white through the use of tile, stone and cabinetry.
Avoid clutter and dark, oversized furniture to ensure a light, airy feel.
Painted concrete tiles are becoming more popular and more accessible. The tiles, which often feature intricate patterns, are available at a variety of stores to accommodate a range of budgets. Tiles like this work in both traditional and modern settings, and there are is a wide variety of gorgeous patterns that add a sense of history and depth to any space. Consider using them in your kitchen or a frequently used bathroom for flooring or a backsplash.
Playful statement sculptures
Add a little extra charm and charisma to your home with a few scattered statement sculptures! This particular trend is ideal for summer, because it evokes a whimsical, carefree attitude. Have fun and celebrate your personality in your home to create summer vibes all year long.
Choose a piece with spunk, or one that you haven’t seen anywhere else; the more unique, the better! It also makes for a great conversation piece.
[photo by Matthew Williams]
Muted palette + natural materials
Something we see already trending this summer is a fresh, muted palette accented with pops of bright color and natural materials, in addition to organic shapes. The look is calm, breezy and bright without feeling boring. Embrace the trend in your home by painting your walls a neutral color, like a warm, dusty, sand hue. Then, accessorize with natural materials like woven baskets or sisal rugs. Complete the look with a bright accent piece.
[photo by RooHomes]
Small (but bold) color pops
Summer brings with it bold flavors, sights and sounds. This year, we’re noticing bold color is along for the ride too. If you tend to shy away from color for fear of the bold or fear of tiring of it quickly, the ‘small pops’ theory is one that can be done easily and affordably and removed just the same when trends (or personal preferences) change. If furniture is too intimidating, opt for brightly colored throw pillows (like the sophisticated yellow ones pictured above) or an accent rug.
Simple buffalo check patterns
These have been in vogue for a while now, but we’re predicting an even bigger comeback this summer. The best thing about this trend? The pattern is classic, which makes it easier to splurge on a fabulous fabric. Try this particular trend out in your home on a smaller scale – think pillows and throws as shown above – before committing to something bigger like a chair or bench. If your home has coastal undertones, consider a buffalo check in blue and white for a nautical feel. This pattern adds a wonderfully classic touch to most rooms, however.
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